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Do you think Romney really understands what life is like for the majority of Americans?

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Romney's 'Genius' Solution for College Students: Borrow From Your Parents

Posted by Adriana Velez on April 30, 2012 

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HA HA! Your parents are poor.
Friday Mitt Romney gave Ohio college students some sage advice. Want to start a business? Borrow money from your parents. "We've always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it. Take a risk. Get the education. Borrow money if you have to from your parents. Start a business."

OMG, brilliant idea Mittens! Woo hoo, you fixed America. Borrow money from my parents. Now why didn't I think of that? Oh yeah. BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY.

Okay, I know my parents probably aren't typical Americans (actually, they're typical Americans), but let me introduce them to you. My father immigrated here from Mexico (LEGALLY thank you) with a couple years of college under his belt. He married my mom and they had five kids. My mom stayed home to take care of us because, like Ann Romney, that's what she thought was most important. My dad worked his way to middle management in a warehouse. We had a nice but not extravagant life in the suburbs back when you could do that on one middle-class income.

We were on our own for college. My parents divorced after 27 years of marriage and my mother entered the workforce for the first time in since the Paleolithic Age. She does clerical work in a low-paying job, but she gets health insurance and has the flexibility she needs to care for my severely-handicapped youngest sister who still lives at home. Who knows what my dad is up to. He's wrapped up in some crazy drama with his spendthrift second wife and her grandkids, who they're raising now for some expensive reason.

Anyway, now you know my life story. And there will be no business-starting monies coming from these two, who are barely hanging by a thread themselves.

Does Romney know this is what most of America is up to? Like, if you're going to run around the country talking about how you know we're all struggling and the economy is still in the toilet, maybe you should find out exactly what that looks like. For us regular people. Otherwise, heh heh, we might think you're kind of out of touch, you know?

Or, Romney could do us one better. Let US hit up HIS parents for a business loan.

Do you think Romney really understands what life is like for the majority of Americans?

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Apr. 30, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Hahahahahahahaaaaaaa *snort* hahahahahaaaaa ha ha

"Or, Romney could do us one better. Let US hit up HIS parents for a business loan."


numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Apr. 30, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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Our current president has no idea either. Kind of proves that when he foolishly spends other people's money.

1bluediamond
by Bronze Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 3:13 PM
You don't have to have struggled in life to understand the hardships some people face. Having empathy is the ability to take on another's perspective and see life from their lens. Most people have empathy for each other to some degree. That is how we survive. Romney may have empathy and if he does he should be able to relate to others. Many people do not believe he can. Someone who can give an empathetic response generally demonstrates genuineness. Something Romney is lacking.

Quoting Mamawto4:

I don't think he can fully understand what it's like to struggle financially, but there is a thing called empathy, and I believe he can relate to people in this manner.

Many of us cannot fully understand what it's like to lose a child, but we can empathize with the people that have.  Empathy is one of those traits that allows us all to be able to relate to one another.

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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Apr. 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM


Quoting MsDenuninani:

Of course he doesn't.  None of them do.

Love your avatar.

Jambo4
by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Didn't I just read this post in the Frugalistic group from you Cafe Steph?  I couldn't understand WHY on earth you'd post it there... lol  Your personal Mitt vendetta or you just got mixed up what group you were admin in.

by Cafe Steph Today at 10:56 AM

rccmom
by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:21 PM

No, I don't think he can understand how the average American fares financially, but I also don't think that disqualifies him from the Presidency. He could still have a good understanding of economics, and international politics. I won't be voting for him because I don't agree with his policies, not because he is rich.

itsmesteph11
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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 I didn't hear his reply(or any of the conversation for that matter) and you obviously only posted a snippet but borrowing from your parents IS a valid answer if it is included with other ways also.  Most parents would be happy to help their children advance in life in any way they can.

matreshka
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Not at all. He is a careerist politician raised in a life of privilege.  I wonder if he even knows what a Pell Grant is for college.

UpSheRises
by on May. 1, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I don't think most people understand what life is like for anyone outside of their own social circle.

I wouldn't expect a billionaire to understand what my life is like any more than i understand his...which isn't a source of animosity for me. You don't have to know me to do right by me.

Meadowchik
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:37 PM

 Romney understands how an economy works.  Romney understands that more people will benefit from a growing economy.  That's what he needs to know, and I'm glad he knows it.

"We have a moral responsibility to not spend more than we take in." -Mitt Romney 2012

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